Saturday, September 8, 2007

Better than Blair Witch

For those who don't remember, a few years back there was quite the fervor over an independent film done by a group of graduates from the University of Central Florida called The Blair Witch Project. The story goes "In October of 1994, three student film makers disappeared in the woods near Burkittesville, Maryland. One year later, their footage was found."

The movie was basically footage shot with camcorders, no Steadi-Cam or special effects. It won accolades from various film festivals including Cannes and Sundance, and opened to a lot of hype (especially in the Orlando area, where we lived at the time).

Now, you've seen some photos that Taipan has taken here on our blog, and some are actually pretty good. Well, he has now progressed to taking video as well, and I've chosen some short films here to showcase. His videos can run from 4 seconds to 10 minutes, and he's gone from just shooting random things, to almost narrating. To me, they're like a window into Taipan's world... from his point of view... or at least his hand's.

I present... a cat trilogy...

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"Hello Winston"

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"Hello! Winston!"

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"Run, Winston, Run!"

1 comment:

Maria Bernhardt said...

These are hilarious. Taipan has a definite future as a leading photographer for the paparazzi. Winston appears to be a good subject on which to practice.